Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
March 10, 2008
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, March 10, 2008. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion - Foust; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the February Minutes as submitted.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Heimerl; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the February Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the annual rate adjustment of 4.1 % as well as authorize the payment of the utility cost overage. The City agrees to use the true-up method for another year regarding the utilities since the Wastewater Treatment Facility and water wells should now be in normal running capacity.
General consensus of the City Council was to table further discussion regarding the downtown park until the April meeting.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof; Carried - To award the crack sealing work to Bargen Inc. at the quoted price of $ .974 per pound of sealant.
General consensus of the City Council was they approve of the concept of another ball field located at the Energy Park however, no authorization was given for the Park Board to proceed with the project.
Motion - Foust; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of Pontem Software to be used for Cemetery Data up to the cost of $4,000.00 including the annual software support.
General consensus of the City Council was to obtain names of Cities that are using the rGovemment Today system and see what quantity of time they are spending each week on updating the information.
General consensus of the City Council was to review the information received however, no decisions would be made at this time.
Motion - Foust; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To include elected officials in the coverage and keep the deductible at $500.00 with no other changes.
General consensus of the City Council was they did not have an opinion regarding the flattening out of the curves however, a round-about may not be the best use of funds and the realigning of that intersection may lead to more accidents. Clerk Pawelk is to send a letter to the McLeod County Highway Department regarding concerns.
General consensus was to not take any action regarding the storm sewer on Second Avenue South at this time but rather camera the line and see what condition it is in. It was also suggested to see if directional boring of the line may be a better solution than digging up the street.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; For Clerk Pawelk to contact the newspapers regarding the delivery of the shoppers as well as the City of Norwood/Young America as to an ordinance they are to have in place banning such delivery.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Heimerl; Carried - Unanimously: To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 9:52 p.m..
Marilyn L. Pawelk City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary report of the Lester Prairie City Council Minutes of March 10, 2007. Items not included in the above report include notices, communications, reports, complaints and discussions regarding city space needs, downtown park, another ball field, storm sewer improvement project, wastewater treatment facility, City website, restructuring of CSAH 23, and door to door shopper paper deliveries. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Published in the Herald Journal March 17, 2008.